Fr. Hunwicke has, at his indispensable blog, an informative piece which literally made me laugh.
Father immediately drew my attentive reading through his title: “Papa Lambertini’s conundrum”.
Papa Lambertini is, as you know, one of my
favorites favourites among the Successors of Peter, Benedict XIV.
Fr. Hunwicke begins:
Pope Benedict XIV pointed out (1) that we are obliged to venerate an exposed Host (cultum negari non posse hostiae ad venerationem expositae). But (2): although it is de fide that consecrated Hosts have been transubstantiated, (3) it is not de fide that this particular host actually was, as a matter of History, certainly consecrated (licet de fide non sit esse consecratam).
You see what he means in part (3) of that.
He goes on to explain, making distinctions.
I only wish that you had the opportunity to read the rest of his post while drinking your coffee, tea, or lemon barley water from a properly disposed mug, such as…
And… wear him with pride!
What’s on the back? The text of his prohibition is on the back of these shirts (with two exceptions – one economy shirt for men and one for women which don’t have texts, so check carefully):
What’s on the back?
The text in Latin and English of Papa Lambertini’s Allatae sunt of 26 July 1755, in which he slams the door on women serving Mass, including: “Mulieres autem servire ad Altare non audeant, sed ab illius ministerio repellantur omnino…Women must not dare to serve at the Altar, but they should be altogether repulsed from this ministry.”